Kate Nash
@katenashagent
Literary Agent
Literary agent.
14 MSWL
213 AskAgent
33 Queries
15 Tips

🚨 Aspiring popular fiction authors must master character point of view (POV):

📚 This is storytelling from the voice/head of a character or characters
📚 Can be in 1st person (I), 3rd (s/he) or even 2nd (you)
📚 General rule, stick to one POV per scene

#writingtips #askagent

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

A. L. Truell @a_truell

@Sarah_Nicolas Hi and thank you for offering your time to answer questions. Would a historical novel set in a culture that is not the author's stand a chance at being represented and published, considering it went through a sensitivity read?
Replying to @a_truell

i can't say one way or another, because everyone has different opinions on this. some people would consider it a no-go. obviously books like this do get published, but i do feel like publishing is leaning towards these stories being told by people in their own culture

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Salman 🦊 @daretorant

@Sarah_Nicolas If my manuscript is for a shorter book (collection of fables, 20-25K), would you recommend going straight to small presses? I’m finding that most agents I discover are not looking for shorter books or collections, but am unsure if that’s broadly the case
Replying to @daretorant

you're correct that most agents aren't open to shorter books or collections. if you also write novels, you could hold off on the collection and try to get an agent with a novel, then ask them about the collection. or you could go ahead and pursue small press for the collection

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Katie Harp ~#alwayswriting~ @katieharp12

@Sarah_Nicolas How personalized should/shouldn’t a query to an agent be?
Replying to @katieharp12

It's ok if it's not personalized, imo. But if there's something specific on their wishlist that's in your book, definitely mention it because it makes us take notice. By specific I mean "small town setting" not "you represent young adult"

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Crystal Ramos @starlaofnight

@Sarah_Nicolas What is a question you wished someone had asked you but no one did?
Replying to @starlaofnight

Idk I try to be open because I want to assuage writers anxieties. Though my new gospel is "as long as your synopsis tells the major plot points in the story, it's fine and you don't need to worry about it"

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Glenn J. Devlin @gjdevlin

@Sarah_Nicolas Have you ever represented deaf-blind writers and how would you overcome challenges of representing and communicating?
Replying to @gjdevlin

I just started in October and I have not. With all my clients, I ask them how they want to be communicated to. I think it's my responsibility to adjust to their needs. So I would ask them for their needs and preferences and commit to meeting them

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Ka-Yan 吳家殷 @writerkayan

@Sarah_Nicolas What pushes a book from "a good book" to "a good book I wanna rep"?
Replying to @writerkayan

I know it's a frustrating answer, but this is so hard to answer. It's some kind-of x factor like an enchanting world, or a character you want to spend time with, or writing that just sings

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent

Ka-Yan 吳家殷 @writerkayan

@Sarah_Nicolas What are the most common 3 reasons an agent rejects a full?
Replying to @writerkayan

In any given order:
-i don't think I can sell this
-this is good but I'm not the right agent for it
- this isn't quite ready for publication

(It's not usually one clear reason like "the plot was too slow" but a nebulous sort of cloud of reasons. I think if it this way:

Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent
Sarah Nicolas aka Sarah N Fisk
@Sarah_Nicolas
Literary Agent
Agent at @TheTobiasAgency as Sarah N. Fisk. YA Author as Sarah Nicolas. @qqqpodcast host, event planner, writer @bookriot , founding member @disabilityinpub .
15 MSWL
41 AskAgent